Tecno Mobile has, on the 8th of June, taken the veils off their latest addition to the Spark family – Tecno Spark 2 at the Sheraton Hotel and Suites in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria. It has been barely a year or thereabouts since the first Tecno Spark smartphones, Tecno Spark K7 and Tecno Spark Plus K9 were unveiled. The device which is said to an upgrade to the Spark and Spark Plus released this time last year.
The new Spark device sports a bigger screen size of 6.0 inches and comes with HD+ display and the 18:9 aspect ratio. Its display resolution is at 720 by 1440 pixels with 320 PPI.
On the inside is the same Quad-core 1.3 GHz processor we saw on Spark K7 and a MediaTek MT6580 chipset. Tecno Spark 2 comes in two different versions; 16GB ROM and 2GB RAM version and the one with 1GB RAM and 16GB ROM. They both have an external storage option that can carry up to 32GB via microSD card.
The new Spark 2 uses a 13 megapixels rear camera with a single LED flash for adequate lighting, the front panel hosts an 8 megapixels shutter that also comes with LED flash. The front camera also serves as Face ID unlock system for the device, giving it an additional security option.
Android 8.1 Oreo is pre-installed on the Tecno Spark 2 with the HiOS v3.3.0. The device houses a non-removable 3500 mAh battery that doesn’t support quick charge technology. 4G network option is also absent on the new Spark 2 smartphone.
Price and Availability
Tecno Spark 2 price in Nigeria is around 36,200 naira (100 USD) for the 1GB RAM version and about 38,000 naira (105 USD) for the 2GB RAM variant. The phone will be available for purchase in offline and online stores in Nigeria and other countries.
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